[LANGUAGE] The English Language by Logan Pearsall Smith -jo

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barbara2
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Post by barbara2 » September 29th, 2019, 4:44 am

Section 4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/englishlanguage_04_smith_128kb.mp3
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21:23


Tools with the comely names,
Mattock and scythe and spade,
Couth and bitter as flames,
Clean, and bowed in the blade,--

....

Children sturdy and flaxen
Shouting in brotherly strife,
Like the land they are Saxon

(Poems from my school anthologies are coming back to haunt me with every Section!)

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » September 29th, 2019, 8:20 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 4 is PL OK.

"The Saxon Song" by Vita Sackville-West--very nice!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » October 1st, 2019, 6:57 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 5 is PL OK.

A wonderful chapter!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 1st, 2019, 8:29 pm

pnagami wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 6:57 pm
Hi Barbara,

Section 5 is PL OK.

A wonderful chapter!

Pam
Yes. And thanks for always being so prompt! I don't think I've mentioned to you a podcast I'm really enjoying - "The History of English".
https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/

This amazing project, a history of England in relation to the history of its language, was begun in 2012 by a mid-west? attorney with no academic background in the subject (though he got better and better as the series went on I think). I'm only up to Episode 77 (it's 1135 and the Scots language is developing). The series itself has got as far as Chaucer - Ep. 129! There is also lots of supplementary material.

I love it!


Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 2nd, 2019, 4:45 am

Hi Barbara,

I followed the link--that's a whole new world!

I took a semester of Chaucer in college from a professor who looked just like the poet.

Then in medical school I decided to read "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" in West Midlands and it was wonderful.

Sometimes I wish were speaking that version of English.

Loving this book,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 3rd, 2019, 9:43 pm

pnagami wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:45 am
Hi Barbara,



Then in medical school I decided to read "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" in West Midlands and it was wonderful.

Sometimes I wish were speaking that version of English.



Pam
Crikey! Most impressed.

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » October 5th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Section 6 - Word-making in English:


https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/englishlanguage_06_smith_128kb.mp3
M:S
25:03


So that was the meaning of "The Ayenbite of Inwyt —also Aȝenbite (Agenbite) of Inwit" (which lurked in my memory, DK why) - the "again-biting" is "feeling remorse".

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 5th, 2019, 3:22 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 6 is PL OK.

James Joyce mentioned in a couple of times in "Ulysses."

Did you like that book? I did.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm

pnagami wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Hi Barbara,

Section 6 is PL OK.

James Joyce mentioned in a couple of times in "Ulysses."

Did you like that book? I did.

Pam
Thanks Pam.

I only made it about 3/4 of the way through "Ulysses". If you liked it, maybe I should have another go at it.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 5th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Well, maybe I didn’t like all of it. But, by not getting bogged down trying to understand everything, I liked most of it a lot.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 12th, 2019, 3:37 pm

Good morning, Pam!

Section 7, Word Making Pt 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/englishlanguage_07_smith_128kb.mp3
M:S
18:43

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 13th, 2019, 5:49 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 7 is PL OK.

BTW, Fox is off and running.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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